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Red Cabbage Slaw

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Today’s recipe is crazy simple. It’s so fresh and light, and the bright colors will brighten up any table. It’s red cabbage and carrot slaw! 

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Mint Chutney Sauce

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Although my garden seems totally useless this year, there are two plants that are still producing like crazy. One is the mint, which I mentioned back in May. The other is the jalapenos. Well, I found a deliciously savory way to combine them! Mint chutney sauce is an Indian-style sauce that features bold flavors from fresh herbs, and a spicy kick from jalapenos.

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Easy Grilled Kabobs

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Last week I talked about the fact that my cooking has been really uninspired lately. I’ve spent some time thinking about how to change that and get out of this food rut. 

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Mashed Banana Muffins with Oatmeal Streusel

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Let’s talk about how great bananas are – self-contained packaging, no need for utensils when eating, very transportable. Pretty much your perfect on-the-go snack. I’ve been taking them to work for either breakfast or snack lately.

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Jalapeño-Honey Sweet Potato Bake

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 Remember my garden full of jalapeños? Expect lots of spicy recipes this summer. 

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Veggie Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

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We’re starting to enter our first weeks of real summer heat – I’m talking 90°+ days – and if anyone turns on the stove they will promptly be turned out of the house. Luckily, I’ve got some great hot day / cold meal recipes in my arsenal.

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Grilled Salsa Verde

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This one recipe has altered my garden plan for next year.  It’s. That. Good. Salsa verde is my new obsession, and tomatillos are really easy to grow!

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Lime Basil Juice + Margarita

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I’ve grown lime basil in my garden for the past couple years, but I never seem to use it for anything worthwhile.  I love both lime and basil, so why can’t I find a good recipe to use the lime basil in?  Then I chanced upon this recipe – so unique, so unexpected! – and made it mine.

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No-Bake Protein Breakfast Bars

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I have been trying to eat a balanced breakfast, but I need something that’s easy and isn’t full of mystery ingredients. These protein bars cover all my bases, and I can grab one on my way out the door and eat it on my way to work. Filling, healthy, and no-bake!

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Shamrock Sugar Cookies

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I’m not big into sweets, but this idea popped into my head and I couldn’t stop thinking about it until I made some. These are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat, each cookie contains a little shamrock! The base recipe is also my favorite sugar cookie recipe – light and sweet and buttery.

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